Hello- First post ever... My question is what steps do I need to take to insure LR catalog data safety after repartitioning my computer? My computer was installed with the wrong software on purchase(2 years ago) and now must be wiped clean to reinstall correct software. I have a "Master catalog" that I backed up in LR and pasted a copy on an external hard drive. Is this enough? When computer is back up and running, do I just open LR and reimport entire catalog? Thank you and any help would be appreciated.
When computer is back up and running, do I just open LR and reimport entire catalog?
Re-importing is the worst thing you can do. Never re-import, not in this situation and not in any situation. Instead, follow the instructions and place the catalog and all photos back in their original locations and that's it.
Thank you so much. I copied master catalog to external hard drive, so I'll just move a copy back onto computer when able. Thanks again for the prompt help!
Does "Master Catalog" imply there are other catalogs? If so, you'd want to make sure ALL of your catalogs are backed up.